She is an 11-year old boxer. Several years ago, she suffered a cruciate rupture. The rupture was repaired surgically but, unfortunately, the ligament on the other knee also ruptured.
This is a predictable outcome following the first surgery. Often there are predisposing factors that cause the initial rupture, and these factors may affect the other knee, as well.
During the recovery phase following the initial surgery, the patient will put more weight on the other leg while the operated leg is healing. This additional strain may weaken the other ligament.
After the surgery, there is an expected recovery time of approximately 6-8 weeks. Following this recovery time, most cases will result in resolution of pain, an increase in mobility, and a better quality of life.
Layla is now more active than ever!